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Health Impact Assessment: Fundamentals, Steps, Resources - Web Presentation

Health Impact Assessment of the TOD Neighbourhood Project in Sainte-Catherine. Report on potential impacts and recommendations
 2.7 MB

Health Impact Assessment (HIA) Toolbox – Cost Calculator, Screening Grid, and Scoping Tool

Online Continuing Education Course HIA Step by Step

Annotated Bibliography: Health Impact Assessment
596 K

Events
SOPHIA's HIA of the Americas Workshop. Oakland, United States. Fall 2014. Conference website.

HIA 2013 International Conference. Geneva, Switzerland. Presentations (PDF) on the conference website.

HIA 2012 International Conference. Québec, QC. Presentations (PDF & video) on the conference website.

Links
Health Impact Assessment Blog. News and information on HIA, by the International Association for Impact Assessment's Health Section.

Communicating about equity in health impact assessment.
 1.23 Mo. On the SOPHIA website.

Health Impact Assessment of Transportation and Land Use Planning Activities – Guidebook.  8.56 MB. On the site of Metro Vancouver.

L'Evaluation d'impacts sur la santé. Une aide à la décision pour des politiques favorables à la santé, durables et équitables. (In French.) On the site of l'INPES - Institut national de prévention et d'éducation pour la santé.

UCLA Health Impact Assessment Clearinghouse - Learning and Information Center. (On the site of UCLA - HIA Clearinghouse)

SOPHIA - The Society of Practitioners of HIA. On the SOPHIA website. 

Equity-Focused Health Impact Assessment - A Community Pilot 1.58 MB. On the site of Sudbury & District Health Unit, 2012.

The Impact and Effectiveness of Equity Focused Health Impact Assessment in Health Service Planning, Ben Harris-Roxas. On the site of Harris-Roxas Health, 2014.

Rapports d'évaluation d'impact sur la santé – Direction de santé publique de la Montérégie. (In French). HIA reports and background information produced by the Regional health authority of Montérégie (QC).

Do Health Impact Assessments make a difference? On the site of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2014.

The effectiveness of health impact assessment in influencing decision-making in Autralia and New Zealand 2005-2009. On the site of BioMed Central Public Health, 2013.

The Effectiveness of Health Impact Assessment 1.1 MB. On the site of the World Health Organization, European Office, 2007. Abstract.

Health Equity Impact Assessment. By Povall et al. (2013). On the site of Health Promotion International.

Improving Health in the United States: The Role of Health Impact Assessment. By the National Research Council (USA), 2011. On the site of the National Academies Press.

Improving the use of evidence in health impact assessment  525 K. On the site of the World Health Organization: Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 88(7) July 2010.

Health Impact assessment : main concepts and suggested approach, Gothenburg consensus paper.  138 K. European Centre for Health Policy, 1999. On the site of the WHO Regional Office for Europe.


Contact
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Health Impact Assessment as a tool to reduce health inequalities
At the Canadian Public Health Association's 2008 Conference in Halifax, the Centre's Louise St-Pierre presented the Health Impact Assessment (HIA) approach and showed how it can be used as a tool to address health inequalities.
Published in June 2008.  DescriptionDownload  522 K.
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Health Impact Assessment (HIA) is an approach which proposes a framework and tools to help identify the potential negative impacts on health and inequalities of a policy or program proposal and to offer alternatives if necessary.

The proposed framework aims to support the policy elaboration process and the collaboration process with decision-makers, while valuing the participation of the individuals who will be affected by the implementation of different policies.

Health Impact Assessment as a Tool to Influence Public Policy and Work on Inequalities 
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This presentation was designed to help participants better understand HIA, the role it can play in the policy process and how it can contribute to reducing health inequalities.

Louise St-Pierre presenting at CPHA 2008

Overview

- Introduction to the field and practice of HIA: its definition, goals and principles
- HIA and the policy development process
- HIA as a procedure and as a tool
- An illustration, the case of a domestic waste management plant to transform domestic waste into compost

The production of the NCCHPP website has been made possible through a financial contribution from the Public Health Agency of Canada.